Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Infrastructure in Emergencies

This programme is for graduates hoping to work, or already working, in the emergency water and sanitation sector in low and middle-income countries. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles and practice of infrastructure provision in emergencies and during reconstruction, equipping them with appropriate knowledge, expertise and skills for emergency work.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class (2.2) degree or above. Successful completion of the postgraduate certificate stage (i.e. the first 4 module of this MSc programme) may be considered as an alternative qualification, permitting transfer to the MSc programme).
IELTS overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual listening, reading, writing and speaking test.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to infrastructure in emergencies; emergencies, management and people; emergency water supply; emergency sanitation; data collection, analysis and research; research dissertation. Optional modules (choose 3): wastewater treatment; urban infrastructure; environmental assessment; integrated water resources management; water utilities management.

Assessment methods

All modules except the individual research project dissertation are assessed by coursework; the research project is assessed by dissertation and oral examination which can be via telephone.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning January 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496